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9 May 2007

Week 18: Rotterdam & Friesland

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Last weekend, Lars, my best friend from our high school days in Denmark, came to visit.

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Before going to pick Lars up at Schiphol, I went to visit a place of quiet reflection, the monastery in Achel in Belgium:
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A monk’s day starts early and is structured throughout:
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But the real reason I went to Achel was to prepare for my friend’s visit by stocking up on the excellent beer produced by the monks when they are not praying:
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On Saturday, we went to Rotterdam to explore the city on foot. We are both photographers. I prefer people, especially girls, whether short or tall:
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Rotterdam has a lot of striking architecture:
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More Rotterdam architecture. Allegedly, the floors and walls in these apartments are straight:
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Lars looking for a good view on one of Rotterdam’s many bridges:
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We kept walking around, photographing this and that:
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On Sunday, we decided to get out of the city and explore the Dutch countryside instead. We drove to Friesland, my favourite part of the Netherlands:
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Friesland exists mainly because of the many dikes, which also provide good vantage points:
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There are idyllic sights like this all over the place:
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A cyclist in the landscape:
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Finally, we drove home over the outermost dike in the Netherlands, the Afsluitdijk. In the meantime, the weather changed and our summery April came to an end:
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1 Comment »

  1. The “cityscapes” demonstrate what a great eye you have- Love them, Roger

    Comment by vroger — 10 May 2007 @ 16:57

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